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The District has invalidated 2010 standardized test scores from three D.C. public school classrooms, citing clear evidence of violations or a "strong suspicion" of them, the city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education said Wednesday.
The District needs to tighten its rules on school residency as nonresidents bilk the system and the system milks taxpayers.
D.C. residents have told officials that for years they have seen cars with Maryland license plates pull up to their schools and drop off students.
The appeal for parents living in the District of Columbia to move to the suburbs often is intense: Better schools and safer neighborhoods are among top draws.
Proposed guidelines for a sex-education curriculum to be used in D.C. Public Schools recommend that middle-school students learn to define sexual orientation and be taught about homosexuality.
D.C. Council members yesterday were dismayed to learn that a city official awarded a contract to begin implementing the mayor's public schools-takeover legislation before the council approved the bill.
D.C. education officials say few logistical changes will occur immediately when Mayor Adrian M. Fenty officially takes over the public school system today.